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Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
year's crop. >>> in washington, president barack obama is laying out the priorities for the rest of his term. high on the list an increase in minimum wage. >> the president challenged americans to help low income americans. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time making sure our economy works for every working american. the opportunity gap in america is now as much about class as it is race. that gap is growing. so if we're going to take on growing inequality and improve upper mobility for all people, we've got to move beyond the false notion this is an issue exclusively of minority concern. >> good morning major garrett at white house. >> reporter: good morning charlie, norah, viewers out west. he gave the speech of what he believes an obsession republicans have to prosperity. the white house disagrees on this issue coming front and center in the next couple of weeks. congressional negotiator democrats and republicans on capitol hill are trying to figure out a way to avoid the second round of across the board spending cuts otherwise known as sequestration. those cut
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
and applause ] >> reporter: president obama joined by his family pushed the button to bathe the national christmas tree in a warm holiday glow. and later remembered the man he says has been a major inspiration. >> and this year we give a special measure of gratitude for nelson mandela a man who championed that generosity of spirit. in his life he blessed us with tremendous grace and unbelievable courage. and we are all privileged to live in a world touched by his goodness. >> reporter: despite a cold rain, crowds continued gathering before mandala's statue. in south africa's washington embassy to mourn him. former secretary of state, hillary clinton, met mandala a few years after he was released from prison. >> mandala told many people that he had to learn to forgive, and he had to leave his anger behind when he walked out of prison. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry was in tel aviv, working on an israeli/palestinian solution when he paused to remember mandala. >> madiba's long walk to freedom gave new meaning to character and to courage, to forgiveness and to human dig
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
put a 4% tax rate on that that's about $23 billion a year not being collected. >>> president obama will try to dig out from the rubble of the obama care rollout. >>> is working more than 90% of the time. get on the school bus, kids. principal obama says the bridge is 90% complete! >>> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. the number is startling, 82 miles an hour nearly three times the speed limit. that is how fast a new york city commuter train was going when it jumped the tracks sunday killing four passengers. >> investigators still do not know if a mechanical problem or operator error kept the train from slowing down. jeff pegues is at the accident scene at the bronx. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning charlie, norah and gayle. the destruction caused by this derailment evident in newly released mta video. it shows the extensive damage done to the rail cars and the tracks. this morning the rail cars have been cleared from the scene. there's still work to be done on the 800 feet of rail that was damaged in this derailment. the preliminary
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
. barack obama spoke passionately about how he was inspired by nelson mandela. >> over 30 years ago, while still a student, i learned of nelson mandela and the struggled taking place in this beautiful land and it spurred something in me. it woke me up to my responsibilities to others and to myself and set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. and while i will always fall short of madiba's example, he makes me want to be a better man. he speaks to what's best inside us. >> reporter: president obama's remarks were very warmly, i might say wildly received by the crowd here. he had a pause several times to let the applause die down. now the response of president obama was in sharp contrast to the president of south africa, jacob zuma who spoke just after president obama. when jacob zuma took to the stand, the crowd responded with cheers and boos. >> happening in south africa today. thank you bill whitaker. thousands of south africans are gathered to watch the service. mark phillips is at orlando stadium. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. orlando is a different mor
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
what i can to learn from him. >> during mr. obama's first trip to south africa as president in june of this year, serious consideration was given to a meeting with mandela at the hospital, but even then, he was far too frail and mr. obama huddled instead with the family inside this compound. then brought him to the prison. mr. obama referred to mandela by his south african name of endearment. madiba. >> madiba's words give us a compass in a sea of change. >> with mandela's passing, the president said others must now hold his moral compass. >> it falls to us as best we can to form the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future worthy of his sacrifice. >> president obama will travel to south africa for services for mandela and is expected to be one of many world leaders asked to eulogize the political prisoner who became president. >> colin powell witnessed an historic moment when mandela was sworn in. mandela's leadership that day set his country on a path to unity and inspired
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
including a note to president barack obama and open congress. it's signed by eight companies. tech firms want world governments to limit spying online and make surveyillance programs transparent. >>> the first successful budget agreement in two years, reports say would repeal automatic spending cuts and reduce spending of federal agencies to $1 trillion over two fiscal years. >> chuck hagelle visited pakistan today to meet with leaders to talk about u.s. drones. he's the first pentagon chief to visit in four years. in sunday hagel was in afghanistan and told cbs news u.s. forces could pull out of afghanistan at the end of 2014 if the security agreement is not signed. margaret asked if that's a real possibility. >> isn't that an american retreat? >> use any term you want retreat or not renewing our efforts here post 2014. you can say it any way you want. what i'm saying is unless we have the security of an agreement to protect our forces then we'll have no choice. we will not be able to stay. >> we're going ask senator mccain about that in a moment. hagel is on his way to saudi arab
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